Expedition cruise from Ushuaia to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands, beginning and ending in Buenos Aires Spend five days exploring the frozen beauty of Antarctica. Get close to icebergs and spot wildlife like whales and penguins. You will have the chance to go hiking, kayaking, ice-cruising, and even camping on the Antarctic ice Land on scenic beaches and follow grassland trails to see the wildlife of the Falkland Islands up close. You will also visit the charming capital, Stanley. The frozen continent Sail iceberg-filled waters as we journey from Ushuaia to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. Spot penguins, seals and whales along the way. As always, nature is in charge. We’ll monitor conditions to give you the best adventure possible, including kayaking, ice-cruising, hiking and more. The remote Falkland Islands Explore the rolling green hills and white sands of the picturesque Falklands archipelago. A warm welcome awaits you in the capital Stanley. You’ll also visit the albatross, penguin and seal colonies that thrive on these remote shores.
What's not included
Day 1-2 Tuesday 19th Wednesday 20th November 2024
A two-night stay in Buenos Aires is the ideal way to start your
Antarctic adventure. Home to a proud and diverse community of porteños, or
‘people of the port’, this city is a sensuous fusion of faded European
splendour and Latin American panache. There are plenty of places to explore,
including many parrillas serving authentic Argentine steak. Or maybe you’d like
to practise your dance moves in the famous hometown of the tango. You may like to take this time to sit back
and relax or go exploring. One of our agents would be more then happy to
discuss any day trip options you may like to do.
Day 3 Thursday 21st
Your adventure begins with an early
morning flight to Ushuaia, where you'll meet your hybrid-powered expedition
ship, specially designed for sustainable cruising in polar waters. This bustling port is the capital of
Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego Province. Set against the magnificent backdrop of
the Martial Glacier, Ushuaia vies for the title of the world’s southernmost
city. After a briefing from your Expedition Team, you’ll have time to settle
into your cabin and explore the comforts and amenities on board.
4-5 Friday 22nd Saturday 23rd November 2024
On the two-day crossing through the Drake
Passage, the Expedition Team will equip you with all you need to make the most
of your polar expedition cruise. Visit the onboard Science Center and find out
what lies ahead. Listen to experts talk passionately about Antarctica’s
history, the science beneath the ice, and the impact of climate change and
plastic pollution. You'll learn how to make your visit as safe and as
low-impact as possible, and about the Citizen Science projects you can
join. There's plenty of time to relax,
so unwind in the spa and wellness area, enjoy some delicious cuisine and meet
fellow travellers in the Explorer Lounge & Bar.
6-10 24th, 25th 26th ,27th 28th
Nothing quite prepares you for it.
Surrounded by looming glaciers, and icebergs the size of floating cathedrals,
Antarctica will fill you with wonder. Perhaps the most surprising part of
Antarctica is the silence. It's a stillness that's broken every so often by the
locals – the wildlife. In the Antarctic summer, that might be penguins tending
to their chicks; cormorants, sheathbills and petrels wheeling through the
skies; or even orcas or humpback whales feeding on the krill-rich waters.
Antarctica is simply a place where nature is king and the rest of us are mere
observers. You’ll spend an exciting five days busily exploring several of the
possible landing sites. Wherever we go and whatever we do, each day will offer
something different and thrilling. You'll join the Expedition Team on landings
and ice cruises. You can take part in activities such as kayaking, snowshoeing
and hiking, and may even get the chance to go camping overnight. Back on board,
the Expedition Team will continue their lectures, helping you grow in your
insights of the frozen continent.
11-12 Friday 29th Saturday 30th November 2024
As you savour your Antarctic experiences,
prepare for more adventures ahead as we cruise towards the Falkland Islands.
Your Expedition Team will brief you about the history and biology of the
islands. In the Science Center, you can look through the microscope at the tiny
krill and phytoplankton that sustains so much of the region's wildlife. Get tips from our professional photographer
to improve your images or join workshops on wildlife painting and nautical
knots. You can also book a spa treatment, visit the gym, and enjoy the locally
sourced, regionally inspired dishes in our restaurants.
13-15 Sunday 1st Monday 2nd Tuesday 3rd
The Falkland archipelago is filled with
seamless horizons and white sands teeming with birdlife. Only the occasional
farm dots the landscape. You’ll find grassy hills and wildflowers, in contrast
to the vast whiteness of Antarctica. You'll also enjoy a community walk of
Stanley, taking in the Jubilee Villas gardens, Christ Church Cathedral and the
Historic Dockyard Museum. Our landings, hikes and excursions are, as always,
guided by the conditions. We hope to visit albatross and penguin colonies,
which are often found sharing space with seals, and getting as close as we can
without disturbing them.
16 Wednesday 4th December 2024
Your expedition cruise, taking in the
wonders of Antarctica and the wildlife of the Falkland Islands nears its end.
As we sail the final leg to Ushuaia, enjoy your final day at sea. Join the
Expedition Team in the Science Center to examine special interests in more
depth. Learn more about photography, or simply relax on deck, mulling over the
highlights of a memorable adventure. End the day in the Explorer Lounge &
Bar with the new friends you’ve made on your trip, sharing experiences over a
17 Thursday 5th December 2024
Your expedition cruise ends in Ushuaia,
the main city in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost province. From
here, you’ll take a flight back to Buenos Aires, but it doesn’t have to be the
end of your adventure. Why not join our popular, optional post-Programme before
Price $18,785 per person, based on Twin Share
(Single Supplement on Application)
Flights are included. Due to scheduling that is still to be released there may be Pre & Post Tour days of Travel.